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Digital Photo Restoration
December 9th, 2017

 

At Jefferson Studios one of our most popular requests is to fix and repair old or damaged photographs. We understand that back when digital cameras were not as common as they are now, physically printed photographs was the only option.

Unfortunately, these photos can get damaged, torn or faded over a period of time and turn your cherished memories into broken pieces of paper. No matter how much care you give to them, a disaster flood, fire or a spill of drink can strike any time and ruin your old photos.

But worry not, we know how to bring back these photos to their former glory.

How It Works

Our digital photo restoration and repair process offers image enhancement techniques to repair tears, creases and scratches. Our team at Jefferson Studios have been restoring your favourite images to their former glory for nearly 20 years.

Our photographic restoration prices include colour correction and removal of blemishes as standard, we only charge additional fees if the image needs a vast amount of work, we will advise you on this before we proceed.

We start by making creating an “electronic negative” of your damaged photo. All the work is done on this electronic negative while your original photo stays untouched.

We then proceed to fix your image using advanced photo retouch, color, and repair techniques using the latest software to fix your image. We can reduce or enlarge any image to fit frames of your choice, pendants, pockets or rings.

Prices

6×4     £2.00
7×5     £3.50
8×6     £5.00
12×8   £8.00

Reduction of image to fit locket/pendant/ring – £15.00

Restoration to repair damaged face or large crack please add £5.00

We offer discount for large orders or multiple prints.

Digital images can be emailed to us. Alternatively you can send your images in the post or drop into our studio.

Free School Re-Shoots
October 20th, 2017

Jefferson Studios School Photography Service is an all-inclusive service that covers everything your school needs. Whether it’s a traditional or a modern school, our professional school photographers can cater to your needs.

Our services include

Portraits – Our creative photographers are able to create top-notch school portraits that are bound to impress everyone.

Groups – Getting everything in order and managing to capture a crisp, professional class group photo can be hard but with years of experience under our belt working with schools in Bristol, we make it a hassle-free experience. Whether you need group photos in a formal or classic setting or a fun, casual environment, we can make it happen.

Sports Teams – Showcasing your school’s sports team in the best way possible is our strength.

Staff ID – Your staff needs photos for ID cards? Our team can handle it.

Other services – We also provide photography services for school events, staff display boards, school website images and prospectus portfolio photos.

Free School Re-Shoots

Not convinced with how your child’s school photos turned out the first time? Worry not. Just visit our Bristol studio for a free school re-shoot. Even if your child goes to a school that we don’t serve directly, you are welcome to come visit us for a re-shoot.

Looking for a an experienced school photographer that can bring the best out of your school and its students? Give us a call today!

Looking for gift ideas
August 22nd, 2017

 

Looking for a special gift for a loved one that stands the test of time and stays with them forever?

What better way to do that than by gifting them a Jefferson Studios photoshoot gift voucher.

 

Our photography gift vouchers make the ideal present for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s & Father’s day, graduation, anniversary, valentine’s day and just about any event that you would want to capture forever.

We have a range of different vouchers available. These can be purchased in any denomination with either the amount visible or if you want, the value can be removed to just show the portrait sitting and pack of pictures purchased. Our gift vouchers are packaged beautifully and are sure to make an impression on whomever you gift them to.

How it works
All of our vouchers can be purchased over the phone or direct from the studio. Once you have purchased a voucher, you can just gift it to that someone special and they can claim their shoot by scheduling with us over the phone anytime they want. Our

Gift Voucher Prices

We cater for all type of budgets that’s why we have gift vouchers ranging from £25-£100. For more pricing details and how the vouchers look like, please have a look at the pictures below.

Mobile Passport Photograph Service
July 21st, 2017

We offer a mobile passport photograph service in Bristol and surrounding areas.

Got in an accident and can’t move around too much but need to re-new your passport photos?

Too sick to go outside? Disable or too sick to go outside on your own? If you are going through any of these situations or something else that is stopping you from getting your passport photos captured in a studio?

Jefferson Studio’s mobile passport photography service is here to rescue.

 

Just call us for an appointment and get your professionally done passport photos in the comfort of your home.

 

How It Works
One of our professional photographers can attend your home or work place and provide you with instant passport or visa photographs to the correct size. Your passport photographs will be printed on site while you wait.

All passports and visa are checked using the latest information, and guaranteed to meet the strict guidelines set out by each country.

We can handle adult and baby passport and visa photos for almost every country. We have been doing this for a long time and we keep upto date with the ever-changing requirements and regulations of different countries.

Appointments
Appointments are welcome anytime please call for availability.

Cost
We charge £35 to attend, which includes a set of passport or visa photographs. Extra persons are charged at our normal rates for example £8.00 for a set of U.K. passports. (Adult price) Payment is taken at the time of booking.

Areas Covered
We cover about a 10 mile radius around Bristol and also as far down as Weston-Super-Mare.

 

Professional Mobile Passport Photographers for Bristol, Bath, Long Ashton, Bedminster, Southville, Bishopsworth, Headley Park, Whitchurch, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Clifton, Congresbury, Claverham, Yatton, Nailsea, Staple Hill, Langford, Churchill, Mark, Axbridge, Winford, Backwell, Failand, Keynsham, Portishead, Clevedon Yate, Chippenham, Soundwell, Kingswood, Bitton, Thornbury, Warmley, Wick, Weston-Super-Mare, Almondsbury, Radstock, Chipping Sodbury, Shepton Mallet, Saltford, Patchway, Winterbourne, Corsham, Chepstow, Somerset, North Somerset

As Seen on T.V.
June 22nd, 2017

JEFFERSON STUDIOS, AS SEEN ON T.V.

SUN 25th June 10.05pm Channel 5

Channel 5 shoots a shoot @ Jefferson Studios

Back in Late February, a Channel 5 production team came and spent some time with us, they were filming as photographer Jeff shot a model portfolio.

As part of the new Bodyfreaks series, this episode is following three girls, who’s lives have been heavily influenced by Barbie. That’s right, Barbie the fashion doll launched by Mattel in 1959 and still going strong today.

The segment of the episode that Jefferson studios were involved in took place at the Bedminster studio, model Jade, Barbie look-a-like was filmed during a model portfolio shoot, here are a few samples of what Jade got up to, watch the program to get a fuller incite into the Barbie phenomenon.

The episode will air on Sunday 25th June at 10.05pm, or you can always watch it on catch up.

 

Body Freaks

 

National Portrait Awards
May 30th, 2017

Jefferson Studios are proud to have been chosen as the appointed studio in the Bristol area for the National Portrait Awards (NPA).

About National Portrait Awards – Why Should You Care?
The National Portrait Awards was founded by top photographers in the UK to offer high quality photography and prestigious awards while raising money for the fantastic charities in the UK. To enter the awards you will be asked to donate £10 all of which will go to the chosen Charities.

By donating to these very worthwhile causes you will be entitled to a Free studio Portrait session with us. You will then receive a private viewing session to select your image to be entered into the awards.

Not Just For Photographers – Learn How You Can Participate

By entering the Awards you will have a chance to win one of three prizes from our studio plus. Not only that, the 1st place studio winner will then be entered into the National Portrait Awards for a chance to win the grand prize of £1000 kindly donated by your photographers.

There are three separate categories in the awards that you could enter, each of which is supporting an amazing charity:

Children Portrait Awards – A chance to get your children this year’s best children portrait award while helping a great cause.

Family Portrait Awards – Your ticket to getting the entire family to win this year’s award. Even if you don’t win, you will have the moral satisfaction of helping improve family health care.

Pet Portrait Awards – A chance to make your pet famous while helping a great pet care charity.

Click on the relevant logo to find further information and complete your details on the entry form to apply. The three charities being supported through these awards are shown below.


How can you get started in modelling
April 21st, 2017

So you want to be a Model?

Well, you have picked a competitive business that requires a lot of hard work, patience, and the ability to take rejection.

Still interested?

Here is where you start…

As a commercial model you will need some professional pictures.

Your modeling portfolio is most important; It’s your marketing tool’ It’s how you will show agencies that you have the ability to act and portray characters.

Don’t spend a fortune… ! All an agent will need to see is some good headshots and full length body shots. Then if they are interested they will take care of the rest, you will then naturally build up your portfolio as you work.

Jefferson studios offer Headshots for as little as £40.

Modelling Portfolio

Another way to get experience and free photo-shoot’s is to list with on-line websites like Model Mayhem, you can upload your images promote yourself and collaborate with photographers. Working as (time for print) means that you give your time in return for prints. You can also search for casting and paid modeling in your area.

http://www.modelmayhem.com

How can you get started in modelling?

There are many different types of modelling and some of them require different approaches, let’s assume that you are interested in being either a fashion model.

Register with agencies, remember everyone else wants to be on their books too, they get many hundreds of applications and accept very few of them. Some agents are likely to have criteria that you simply don’t match, for example height, weight, size and age.

All you usually need to do is to send them a few pictures of your face and your personal details and statistics. If they are interested they will contact you and ask you to attend an interview, If they accept you they may offer you a contract.

They will then arrange for you to be photographed by their photographer. They will then send you on auditions for modelling work. None of this will cost you a penny, like all reputable agencies they make all their money by deducting their commission from your modelling earnings.

The smaller genuine agencies will probably do less to promote you than the industry leaders, and although they won’t ask you to pay them any fees they may ask you to provide them with, photographs and model cards. Model cards are a simple double-side printed card, around A5 size, with 4 of 5 photos of you, your vital statistics and your contact details.

Why do you have to pay for the model cards and photos? Well, there are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, a small agency won’t be making as much commission from you as a larger agency would and really can’t afford to subsidies you and secondly, there are an awful lot of time wasters around. A good way of weeding out timewasters is by making them put their hands in their pockets to prove that they are serious about modelling. At the same time, although they are making you spend your money, none of it is going into their own pockets so you know that they are a genuine agency and not a scam merchant. If, however, the agency suggests that you should use their own photographer you should walk away, it is probably a scam.

Watch out for rogues?

The simple rule is this, If an agent or photographer is asking you for money to start your career (walk away), good agents make money from you not the other way around, If an agency is interested in representing you they will take on all of the initial costs of organizing photos, getting your hair cut, etc. You might have to pay them back later for some of this but a reputable agency will be the one who splashes out – not you.

Want to know more check out these websites:

The association of model agents

http://www.associationofmodelagents.org

National Careers Service website

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/fashion-model

Links to interesting articles:

How easy is it to make a living as a model?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36388301

So you want to be a model

http://www.carinaaxelsson.com/fashion-and-style/so-you-want-to-be-a-model-4880

The Supermodel Rich List

http://www.instyle.co.uk/fashion/how-much-do-models-make

 

Recent School Shoot At West Leigh Infant School
March 21st, 2017

 

School Photographers Bristol

Looking for experienced school photographers to take care of school portraits?

At Jefferson Studios, we specialize in taking care of individual and class photo school portraits. Additionally, we offer a family shoot for parents to jump in the photo with their children if they wish. We make sure that when you attend your kids’ memorable school events, you can save those memories forever through our special school photography packages. To make it more convenient, we offer school shoots on the weekends when parents are off from work.

Recent School Shoot At West Leigh Infant School

Our team led by Malcolm set up a mobile studio in the hall of West Leigh Infant School on a Saturday. Our mobile studio is large enough to accommodate groups of x to 15 people. Each family shoot lasted only about 15 minutes during which we managed to capture a nice selection of images for these families to choose from. The shoots were booked in via the event organizer Ellie, a member of the school PTA.

Important Details About Our School Photography Package

  • All images from the shoot will be printed and returned to the organizer in a week’s time.
  • We use a proof system to track all orders, so parents can either order online or via phone.
  • Orders can also be returned back to the school with packs of prints starting at £12.00.
  • We pay a set commission to schools from all orders taken so the school can earn some extra money. It’s a win-win for school, parents and students, and us!
  • We offer the event coverage as a one-off service as well so schools are not bound to use us for individual school or class photos, although we would love to cover those as well.

E-Commerce & Product Photography
January 19th, 2017

E-Commerce & Product Photography

Product photography is the bread and butter of e-commerce stores. Nice, clean, crisp pictures of products can be the difference between a successful online store and a failed one. With that in mind, Jefferson Studios provides a comprehensive e-commerce and product photography service to its clients in Bristol and surrounding areas.

 

Here is how it works:

  1. Clients send us their products.
  2. We photograph them professionally in a carefully controlled environment with appropriate lighting.
  3. We enhance the photos by removing the background, tweaking lighting and various other retouching techniques to bring out the best features of the product.
  4. Once ready, photos can be collected from our studio in Bristol or couriered back to the customer.

 

In addition to this, we also provide a product photography and image retouching service package that covers the following:

  • Mannequin Photography
  • Mannequin Retouching
  • Flatshot Photography
  • Image Manipulation
  • Re-naming and re-sizing of images as required

 

Our Latest Project

We can cover products from a variety of categories. From fashion to beauty, garden to housekeeping, electronics to furniture, food and so on. In our latest project, we worked with www.frenchhouse.net to cover their unique range of home products.

 

Looking for a reliable, experienced and professional product photography solution for your e-commerce store? Give us a call today! or visit www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/product-photography for more information.

 

 

 

Jefferson Studios Covers Bethany & Olivia’s Big Day
December 20th, 2016

Jefferson Studios Covers Bethany & Olivia’s Big Day

Bethany and Olivia recently tied the knot at the beautiful Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales. Friends and family were invited to stay at the location with breathtakingly stunning views. The venue is a perfectly relaxing and peaceful setting in the Dales for a wedding celebration with one’s nearest and dearest. It spreads 55 acres in the pristine countryside of Swaledale and although rurally located, is only a short walk from the beautiful town of Richmond.

Our photographers Jeff and Malcolm were asked by the brides to cover the wedding. They were hosted in a beautiful lodge at the same location. Luckily for us and the brides, the wedding day fell on a mild October day, providing the Jefferson photography team with the perfect combination of beautiful location and a complimenting weather.

Jeff and Malcolm were able to capture the beautiful brides throughout the day starting from morning preparation shots right up to the main ceremony, food and drinks and some post-wedding shots. All lodges on the Natural Retreats of Yorkshire Dales are located close by which allowed our team to manage the logistics easily.

All in all, it was a fantastic event that presented us countless opportunities to capture the nature and scenic beauty of the venue as well as the joy, festivity, smiles and bliss of a beautiful wedding.

Best wishes to Bethany and Olivia for their new journey!

 

beth-livvy

 

 

Jefferson Studios Photographers Bristol have over 40 years combined experience in the field of photography. They have built up a vast knowledge of all types of photography and have continued to adapt in order to stay at the forefront of ever changing photographic technology and style.

Jefferson Studios photographers Bristol pride themselves on their experience, expertise and quality of service.Whether you require passports, portraits or would like us to share and capture unforgettable images of your special occasions, you can depend on us.

"Really friendly photographers, brilliant studio and no hard sell. Posed pouting, clandestine smiles or a simple passport photograph available in their studio. They capture your special day as though it is their own and I have no hesitation in recommending Jefferson Studios to everyone."

"They made my cousins wedding unforgettable. I recommend them as excellent wedding and portrait photographers."

"Thanks so much for taking such lovely pictures of our wedding day! You both did a brilliant job and lots of people commented on how nice you were. Thanks again."